LINGUIST List 12.965

Fri Apr 6 2001

Support: Field Linguistics/Graduate Student research

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  1. David Beck, Field Linguistics, Graduate Student research assistantship

Message 1: Field Linguistics, Graduate Student research assistantship

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 11:44:08 -0600
From: David Beck <>
Subject: Field Linguistics, Graduate Student research assistantship

Rank of Job: Graduate Student 
Areas Required: PhD Student Assistantships
Other Desired Areas: Field Linguistics
University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Department of Linguistics
State or Province: Alberta
Country: CANADA
Final Date of Application: May 15, 2001
Contact: David Beck 
Address for Applications:	Dept of Linguistics,
				Univ of Alberta
				Edmonton Alberta
				T6G 2E7 Canada

Graduate Student research assistantship positions in field linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is 
inviting applications for 2 PhD student research assistantship 
positions, beginning September 2001, on a 3-year field project to 
document an endangered Mexican indigenous language. The project will 
include work with consultants on site at the University of Alberta in 
the first year of the project (2001 - 2002) followed by an 
eight-month trip to the field in Mexico in January to August of 2003. 
Students will be expected to participate actively in the elicitation 
and archiving of data and the preparation of paper and electronic 
versions of a trilingual dictionary. Further details of the project 
can be found at

These assistantships are designed to provide talented PhD student 
applicants with stable funding for the duration of their studies 
(including the fourth dissertation year after the expiration of the 
project) and to facilitate their involvement as junior colleagues in 
the academic life of the Department. Students will have the 
opportunity to present the results of individual research at 
conferences and, where appropriate, will be encouraged to publish 
their results in professional venues.

The assistantships will be at the rate of $10,500 CDN per academic 
year (September to April). Candidates will be required to meet the 
entrance requirements for the PhD programme in linguistics and will 
be assessed the normal PhD tuition fees which are currently $3,200 
CDN per academic year for Canadian students and $5,900 CDN for 
non-Canadian students.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in 
linguistics, preferably at the graduate level, and to those with some 
training in linguistic field methods. A good knowledge of typology 
and training in articulatory phonetics, as well as competence in 
Spanish, would be an asset.

The deadline for application for these assistantships is May 15, 2001.
The application should include: a) a letter that summarizes past 
experience and outlines the candidate's research interests and 
proposed area of study, b) unofficial university transcripts, c) an 
academic writing sample (a recent paper, thesis chapter, or article), 
and d) the names and email addresses of three referees.

Applications should be sent to David Beck, Department of Linguistics, 
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E7, Canada (phone: 
780-492-0807; fax: 780-492-0806; email:
David Beck
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta
4-45 Assiniboia Hall
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7
office: (780) 492-0807
FAX: (780) 492-0806
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